This recipe was given to me by a friend, but I coined the name for it!
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 7g sachet yeast
- 200-300 g Philadelphia soft cheese
- ~ 1 tsp honey
- black (kalunji) seeds (for sprinkling)
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Mix the first 6 ingredients together and add warm water to form a soft dough. Leave to rise for about 2 hours.
Divide the dough into small balls. Pat or roll them out. Place a little dollop of the soft cheese in the centre. Wrap the dough around it to form a little ball. Place the balls (they can be almost touching each other) on a baking tray. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle black seeds on top. Bake a Gas Mark 4 for approximately 20 minutes.
Brush the buns with honey glaze (mix the honey with a little water to thin it down) and put back in the oven for 5 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
To make savoury 'bites' substitute the plain soft cheese for a flavoured one (e.g. garlic and mixed herb flavour) and omit the honey glaze. You can brush them with olive oil instead if desired.
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